National Forest Offering Permits For Boughs, Firewood

Nov 8, 2019

Credit JillWellington

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest has forest product permits available for individuals looking to harvest items like boughs or cutting firewood.

Forest spokesperson Hilary Markin details what's available...

"...Any of our ranger district offices sell those permits. You can even get Christmas tree permits, birch bark permits. If you're looking to collect some twigs and stems to use in your holiday displays, it will require you to get a forest products permit for those. Feel free to call one of our district offices or stop in and they can figure out what's the best one for you..."

She outlines some of the fees...

"...If you're looking for a Christmas tree permit, those are $5.00 per tree. If you're looking for firewood, it's $5.00 per cord, four cord minimum. If you're looking for four cords of wood, it's $20 for permit and you can get multiple permits as well..."

Fourth-grade students are eligible to receive a free Christmas tree permit through the Every Kid Outdoors program. In order for students to receive a free tree permit from offices, they must present a valid pass or voucher printed from the Every Kid Outdoors website. We have a link here.